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Sending Emails from the Launcher Module in VIP

Goals and Symptoms

Summary

How to send emails from the Launcher module in VIP.
Keywords

VIP

Launder Module

Emails

Causes and Fixes

Symptoms

Customer wants to send emails from the VIP.
Cause

Sometimes the customer wants to be notified of what happens in the VIP via email.
Resolution
The following information is about sending emails from the launcher module in the VIP.
 
Starting a command emailer such as BLAT or Wmailto:
VIP Service does not require any special configuration.
 

    • 1.      There are two common command line email sending utilities that we have heard about and they are blat.exe and wmail.exe
 
    • 2.      We have successfully used blat with the launcher module even with sending variables in the email. Here is the command line that worked for us:
 
    • blat h:\arp_output.txt -subject alert_source_1=%v1 -body Source_1_has_triggered_an_alert_at_%%v1 -to darren.milligan@pwrm.com
 
Notes:
    • 7         Blat must already be configured in order for the above command to work. Setup the basic parameters for blat first using the "blat -install <server addr> <sender's addr> [ [ ]] [-q]" command. See the help file for blat for an explanation of how to use this.
      7         Quotation marks in the blat command can not be used with the launcher module even though they worked fine at the command line.
More Information
Blat can be downloaded from: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Email_Tools/Command_Line_Mail_Tools/Blat.html

 
Please see the write-up in the ION Programmers Reference (http://www.pwrm.com/library/technical_documentation/ION_Enterprise_5.5/ION_Reference.chm) for more information on the detailed operation of the launcher module

 Document Change History

Date and Initials Comments
2009-10-27 DRM * Corrected erroneous association to "protection relay PRODUCTS\VIP"
* Re-published to Public security level
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